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March 24, 2013
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Pixel - Crystal Clips Pack by firstfear Pixel - Crystal Clips Pack by firstfear
Some time ago I created an avatar for myself of a Crystal Heart. I used it for quite some time and asked that no one take or use it as I drew it for myself.

Unfortunately someone...or some people decided they didnt care about that and chose to redistribute it as a free resource.

I do not know who did it first..or how many people have taken the image directly from me rather than from somewhere the thief posted it as being 'free'.

Because I'm tired of sounding like a bitch for hounding people about using an image they didn't know they weren't allowed to..I decided to just go ahead and make a pack of similar and free pixels in hopes that these will be spread and used instead of the one I made for myself.

For reference, the avatar you may not use is below.


You may not under any circumstances offer any single piece of this kit for use to other people.

Feel free to use them as avatars, page or post decoration...but DO NOT redistribute these elsewhere without a direct link back to me.

This means you can decorate your pages or posts with a pixel or two of mine and I wont gripe if you don't credit me directly, but if you're posting JUST my pixel(s) you MUST link back.

((ie no making the pixels bigger and posting them alone on tumblr without credit. Using one of my pixels to 'decorate' a tumblr post with other text content is fine))

When using on Deviantart or any art related site always link back

Ideas for Use
-Website Button
-Website Banner
-DA Stamp
-Forum Signature Tag
-Journal Graphics
-CustomBox Decoration
-Personal Avatars


Feel Free to edit as much as you'd like!

Commercial: Do not use for shops or profit making sites. NO you may not sell anything made with these for points or 'site currency' either.

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ChameleonGirl-Andrea Sep 26, 2013
Can I Add Your Pixel Icons/Bullets To Add On My Point Adoptables (Fore Decor For Background And Border)?
oh, how pretty.

that sucks that so many people have taken that image, though. nice to make a pack of free stuff like this. people taking stuff that isn't free to use makes me wanna make stuff that is free to use but ha, I'm kinda too lazy to put effort into making stuff that would look nice enough that people might actually use it. maybe one day.
Teremiao Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Adorables! I love crystals :heart:
HarajukuTacky Mar 25, 2013  Student Artist
NasikaSakura Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
An interesting way to go about the problem. :)
HatakeSage Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are more amazing than I thought they'd be OwO
I really love the purple>blue>pink ones ;w;

Theyre my favorite by far ! AHHH <3
I love these so much hee!
RarasJewels Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ugh. I can totally understand your frustration. I see people reposting your pixel art all the time on tumblr.
Sourcing themselves, of course. I wish people realized how much work you put into your pixel art and respect that it is not free for them to post on other sites, redistribute, or even sell without your permission.

But these are super cute. ; o;
PepoFaec Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've given up on people online. The moment you post something nice that you and everyone really likes- you might as well just slap a nasty watermark over it before anyone can take it and give it away or make money off of it for their own personal reasons.
I've tried warning people before-- when they pixel something fantastic that becomes popular- to do something similar but people run off with it anyways because artist's have good faith in their watchers.
I'm sorry you've been hit by this but it kinda comes with the territory of being great at what you do : /
ono I feel an I love you needs to be said and a hug given but I barely know you at aaaaaall lol But I am terribly sorry in the deepest sense imaginable.
firstfear Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww haha thank you ^^ :hug:. I've had enough things taken over time that I kind of expect it to happen here and there. At first it..really bothered this point I've just come to accept I can't really stop it. The chance of the person I find using my image(s) having taken them directly from me is usually slim too so getting angry when it happens just creates uneeded negativity. Over the past year or two I've really decided to just let go of a lot of things to avoid being bothered anymore.

I try to create mostly free use work. That way it makes me happy now to see it being used instead of upset haha. I also try not to let it bother me so much anymore when I see someone use an image that was not free. It still bothers me in so much that I'll ask them to remove it if I can, but even then the circumstances may vary and I've let a lot of things slide by due to just being tired of trying to handle situations where the person has been rude x_x.

So...yup..I think it definitely comes with ..just simply putting your images online even. Sad, but true :(

And really I have no idea how I would watermark something pixelled unless it was a rather large piece x_x(like a scene or something). Especially in this particular case where it was my avatar so some people probably saved it off of me just commenting somewhere on DA or my main page here rather than from my upload of it where it asked people not to use it. So in order to truely prevent anyone from taking it I would have had to have never used it at all. Just a tricky situation xD;.

lol sorry for the soft toned rant ^^;
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